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How do you get the battery out of a 1989 honda shadow 1100

How do you get the battery out of a 1989 honda shadow vt1100c?

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  • occsidawn Mar 11, 2009

    I guess my problem is how to remove the left side cover. The right side cover comes off with the key, but the left side has the ignition.

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Hi,
Remove the Left side cover (as you are sitting on the bike).
Disconnect the negative cable first (left), then the positive. Remove the battery holder bolt (above battery). Lift up on the front of the battery and remove the vent tube. The battery will then come right out.
When installing new battery, make sure the vent tube is attached, and connect the positive cable before the negative. Sparks and batteries don't get along...
Please let me know if this helped.

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  • Dave Hansen Mar 11, 2009

    Hi,
    There is an allen bolt that is located on the bottom edge that needs to be removed first. Then the cover will pop off the grommets when pulled straight off. Make sure you have a firm grasp of both sides before pulling. Otherwise, if you pull at an angle, you may snap off one of the pegs.
    Good Luck...Have Fun...Rides Safe


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